Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Disappointment: Warpstone Painting League

From this.

Purchase a Tyranid Trygon/Mawloc kit, assemble it, and paint it this weekend and enter it in a competition to win the Warpstone Painting Trophy pictured here.
 Yup.  It's another "opportunity" to buy a model and speed paint it.  I was really hoping for something other than another "Iron Buyer" promotion.  The Trygon/Mawloc is pretty big, is it not?  I have a hard time seeing someone buying it on Saturday, painting it for 4pm Sunday judging and doing any reasonable work.  Maybe I just paint too slow, but I really struggled to get Harry the Hammer painted in 25 hours (elapsed time, not painting time) and he was good-not-great.  I really look forward to seeing the winning pieces for this competition.

Or maybe it's just sour grapes because this painting competition isn't playing to my strengths...

EDIT: Go figure. I won one of these for a painting competition held when my local GW store closed. It's actually a neat little trophy.

5 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you. That just seems to be a promo to try to get you to buy more high level stuff. Personally, I would think it would be better if they gave you a size "class" rather than force you to buy one particular model. That way you could at least get something that would go with your army. $50 (not including paints) dosent seem like a fair price for a hunk of glass and a hastily painted model that you might not even use =(

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  2. 1. Get customers to buy new model.
    2. Get customers to paint it quickly (and less skillfully than they would normally).
    3. Customers buy another one to "do right".
    4. Profit!

    Yes I'm cynical.

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  3. mine came out awesome. check out the winner for the santa anita mall.

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  4. @Chuckyfreak: Grats! I will definitely look for that one!

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  5. The Santa Anita winner indeed looks nice!
    http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m890149a_US_TPC_-_Santa_Anita_Lrg

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